Public Hearing Notice

Public Hearing Notice LAWRENCE - intersection improvement project at South Broadway (Route28) and Mount Vernon Street

Monday, December 16, 2019
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.


Frost School Cafeteria, 33 Hamlet Street, Lawrence, MA 01843

Overview of LAWRENCE - intersection improvement project at South Broadway (Route28) and Mount Vernon Street

A Design Public Hearing will be held by MassDOT to discuss the proposed intersection improvement project at South Broadway (Route28) and Mount Vernon Street in Lawrence, MA.


The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed intersection improvement project. All views and comments made at the hearing will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.


The project is located on South Broadway at the intersection with Mount Vernon Street and McKinley Avenue. The total project length is approximately 750 feet. The proposed improvements will enhance safety and operations at the signalized intersection and provide improved pedestrian and bicycle accommodations. The existing traffic signal system will be replaced to meet current standards and to include McKinley Avenue, with vehicle detection, side street split phasing, various time-of-day timing plans, accessible pedestrian signals, and emergency vehicle preemption. Under the recommended alternative, an exclusive left-turn lane will be introduced on the northbound approach to facilitate protected-permissive left-turn phasing, given the high volume of northbound left-turns (33% of northbound movements).

A secure right-of-way is necessary for this project. Acquisitions in fee and permanent or temporary easements may be required. The city is responsible for acquiring all needed rights in private or public lands. MassDOT's policy concerning land acquisitions will be discussed at this hearing.

Written views received by MassDOT subsequent to the date of this notice and up to five (5) days prior to the date of the hearing shall be displayed for public inspection and copying at the time and date listed above. Plans will be on display one-half hour before the hearing begins, with an engineer in attendance to answer questions regarding this project. A project handout will be made available on the MassDOT website listed below.

Written statements and other exhibits in place of, or in addition to, oral statements made at the Public Hearing regarding the proposed undertaking are to be submitted to Patricia A. Leavenworth, P.E., Chief Engineer, MassDOT, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: Roadway Project Management, Project File No. 609251. Such submissions will also be accepted at the hearing. Mailed statements and exhibits intended for inclusion in the public hearing transcript must be postmarked no later than ten (10) business days after this Public Hearing. Project inquiries may be emailed to

This location is accessible to people with disabilities. MassDOT provides reasonable accommodations and/or language assistance free of charge upon request (including but not limited to interpreters in American Sign Language and languages other than English, open or closed captioning for videos, assistive listening devices and alternate material formats, such as audio tapes, Braille and large print), as available. For accommodation or language assistance, please contact MassDOT's Chief Diversity and Civil Rights Officer by phone (857) 368-8580, fax (857) 368-0602, TTD/TTY (857) 368-0603 or by email Requests should be made as soon as possible prior to the meeting, and for more difficult to arrange services including sign-language, CART or language translation or interpretation, requests should be made at least ten business days before the meeting.

In case of inclement weather, hearing cancellation announcements will be posted on this website.

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